Jo-Michael Scheibe - University of Southern California
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Jo-Michael Scheibe chairs the Thornton School of Music’s Department of Choral and Sacred Music at the University of Southern California, where he conducts the USC Chamber Singers, teaches choral conducting and choral methods, and supervises the graduate and undergraduate choral program. In 2008, he assumed a new post as National President Elect of the American Choral Directors’ Association. No stranger to the ACDA, Scheibe previously served as the organization’s Western Division President (1991-1993), as well as National Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Community Colleges (1980-1989). Ensembles under his leadership have sung at six national ACDA conventions (1985, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2007), as well as two national conventions of the Music Educators National Conference (1996, 2000), and various regional and state conventions.

Scheibe’s artistic collaborations include choral performances with Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Salvatore Licitra, Maria Guleghina and Kenny Loggins, as well as preparation of choruses for Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony and conductors Jahja Ling, Edoardo Müller, James Judd, Max Valdez, Thomas Sanderling and Alain Lombard, among others. Recordings of ensembles under Scheibe’s direction have been released on the Albany, Cane, Naxos, Arsis and ANS labels.

A champion of contemporary music, Scheibe regularly commissions and performs new works of choral literature. He has helped to launch careers of promising young composers and to promote music by international composers largely unknown in the United States. Music publishers Walton, Colla Voce Music and Santa Barbara distribute the Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series internationally.

Fall 2008 marks Scheibe’s return to USC after a 15-year tenure as director of Choral Studies at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music (1993-2008), as well as previous faculty appointments at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff (1985-1993), Long Beach City College (1978-1985), Vintage High School in Napa, California and Huntington Beach High School. Scheibe received his D.M.A. from the University of Southern California and his B.A. and M.M. degrees from California State University at Long Beach, where he was presented with the distinguished alumnus award.

Scheibe has served as music and artistic director of several community choral organizations, including the Master Chorale of South Florida, the Tampa Bay Master Chorale and the Long Beach Master Chorale. He has directed music ministries in churches as well, most recently at Coral Gables Congregational Church, where he conducted the Chancel Choir and Vocal Ensemble, which appeared at the 2002 ACDA Southern Division Convention in Nashville. A member of Chorus America, the International Federation of Choral Music, and several other professional and education organizations, Scheibe is in frequent demand internationally as a clinician, conductor and adjudicator for choruses at the university, community college, community and secondary levels.


93 Octavos from the Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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TITLE COMPOSER/ARRANGER VOICING NEW ISSUE
A Hope Carol David Dickau SATB
A Life of Love Timothy Jon Tharaldson SATB
A Miner’s Life Seth Houston SATB
A Soft Day Daniel Brinsmead SATB NewIssue
Adon Olam Kenneth Lampl SATB div. NewIssue
Alleluia Terry Schlenker SATB div.
America the Beautiful Bates and Ward, arr. Frank J. La Rocca SATB div.
Angele Dei Susan LaBarr SATB div.
Angele Dei Lindsay Goodson SSAA
At Dawn of Day Susan LaBarr SATB div.
Ave Maria Alvez Barkoskie IV SATB div. NewIssue
Big Sky Seth Houston SATB NewIssue
Blessing in the Leaving Susan LaBarr SATB div. NewIssue
Blow ye the trumpet, blow Lewis Edson, arr. Paul Carey SATB
Brennen's Lullaby Terry Schlenker SATB div.
Carpenters of God Vijay Singh SATB
Come Sleep Daniel Brinsmead SATB div.
Crossing the Bar Michael J. Mills SATB div.
Dear Sarah James Syler SATB
Dream Ship, The Susan LaBarr SATB
El Besu Spanish folk song, arr. Vicente Chavarria SATB
Emerald Stream Seth Houston SATB
Fiddler of Dooney, The Daniel J. Hall SATB
Fly Sara Groves, arr. Susan LaBarr SATB div.
Footprints David Dickau SATB
Forever Gone Susan LaBarr SATB
Give Me Your Stars to Hold Mark Sirett SSA NewIssue
Go, Tell It on the Mountain Stacey V. Gibbs SATB
God Is Nigh General Daniel Butterfield, arr. Nicholas McKaig SATB div. NewIssue
Good-Night Matthew Emery SAB NewIssue
Good-Night Matthew Emery SSA or TBB NewIssue
Grace Before Sleep Susan LaBarr SATB div.
Grace Before Sleep Susan LaBarr SSAA NewIssue
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven Daniel Brinsmead SATB div.
Hunt Is Up! The Nicholas McKaig SATB
Huron Carol arr. Susan LaBarr SATB NewIssue
I Hear the Stars Still Singing J. Michael Saunders SATB NewIssue
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Nicholas McKaig SATB
Iesus Ahattonnia arr. Susan LaBarr SATB NewIssue
In Paradisum Michael Isaacson SATB NewIssue
It Is Well With My Soul arr. Robert T. Townsend and Stacey V. Gibbs TTBB
Johnny-O & Sally Anne! arr. Ken Berg SATB
Journey Home Abbie Betinis SATB/sop. descant
Joyful Piper, The Nicholas McKaig SATB
Kumbaya Nicholas McKaig SATBB
La Otra J. Michael Saunders SATB
Lady in the Water, The Eric William Barnum SATB
Laughing Song David Dickau SATB/opt. children's chorus
Life Has Loveliness to Sell David Dickau SATB div.
Like Barley Bending Daniel Brinsmead SATB div. NewIssue
Locus iste Daniel Brinsmead SATB div.
love is David Dickau SATB div.
Lux aeterna David Dickau SATB div./sop. solo
Magnificat Peter Chamberlain SATB div.
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You Seth Houston SATB
Monotone J. Michael Saunders SATB
My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord arr. Stacey V. Gibbs SATB NewIssue
None Other Lamb, None Other Name Daniel J. Hall SATB
Now Touch the Air Softly Suan LaBarr SATB
O quam gloriosum Andrew Larson SSAA
Oh, What a Beautiful City arr. Stacey V. Gibbs SATB
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks M. Durham, arr. Ken Berg SATB
One Bright Morning Nicholas McKaig SA
Piping Down the Valleys Wild music by: David Dickau, SATB/opt. children's chorus
Pure Imagination Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse, arr. Matthew D. Nielsen SATB NewIssue
Reapers All with Their Sharp Sickles, The Elisha West, arr. Seth Houston SATB/sop solos
Red River Valley arr. Timothy Jon Tharaldson TTBB/bar. solo
Rejoice! Jeffery L. Ames SATB
Reuben and Rachel William Gooch, arr. Andrew Larson SATB
Rockin’ Jerusalem arr. Stacey V. Gibbs SATB div. NewIssue
Roll, Jordan, Roll arr. Ken Berg SATB
Sally Goodin’ arr. Ken Berg SATB
Silent Noon David Dickau SATB
Sit Down Servant arr. Stacey V. Gibbs SATB div.
Snowflakes Seth Houston SATB
Something of You Arden Skoglund SATB NewIssue
Stars Above the Hill, The David Dickau SATB
The Coolin’ Ryan O’Connell SSA
The Poem, The Song, The Picture Terry Schlenker SATB div.
There Is No Rose Joshua B. Himes SSAA NewIssue
There’s a Song in the Air arr. Ken Berg SATB / sop. solo
Timor et tremor Terry Schlenker SATB div.
To the Moonbeam David Asher Brown SA or TB NewIssue
Trees Daniel Brinsmead SATB div.
Under the Willow Stephen Foster, arr. Susan LaBarr SSAA
Verses Left to Write Timothy Jon Tharaldson SATB
Wade in the Water arr. Alexander Lloyd Blake SATB div. NewIssue
What Child Is This? arr. Lindsay Goodson SATB div.
Wheel that Moves the Sun and Stars, The Eric Barnum SATB
Why Fades a Dream? Nicholas McKaig SATB
Wipip!!! Sydney Guillaume SATB
Wisdom (It was a night of early spring) Ryan O’Connell SATB
You Cannot Lose My Love Sara Groves, arr. Susan LaBarr SATB div.

 

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